Chemical peel treatments in Irvine maintain, restore youthful qualities to aging, sun-damaged face

“Chemical” and “peel” as it relates to your skin may sound somewhat unsettling. Once you know more about chemical peel treatments in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable provider like Dr. Arta Farshidi, you’ll find out how non-threatening, safe, and easy these treatments can be.

Not only are these treatments safe and effective but also they are arguably the most versatile of procedures in the dermatological world. They may be customized to you.

The “chemical” part

This treatment wouldn’t work without a solution customized to your skin type and complexion, and to the specific concern that brings you to Dr. Farshidi’s office.

The doctor will apply this solution to your skin as part of the procedure. Some solutions penetrate deeper into the skin. Generally there are light, medium, and deep chemical peels.

For your safety Dr. Farshidi offers light and medium peels that can treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Discoloration
  • Dryness, rough texture
  • Scars

In other words you don’t need to have a deep chemical peel to see dramatic improvements in the appearance and texture of your skin. In fact, traditionally these deeper peels have been associated with a number of scary risks such as heart, kidney, and liver damage.

The solutions Dr. Farshidi uses are very safe and comfortable. You should experience little more than a warm, tingling or stinging sensation while the solution is on your face. This sensation may be similar to what you already experience with some at-home treatments and products.

The “peel” part

The solution will remain on your face for an allotted time, which is just minutes. The specific amount of time is pre-determined by Dr. Farshidi and depends again on your skin type and condition and the concern to be treated. The solution is then removed and a cold compress or other soothing agent may be applied to reduce any lingering hot or stinging sensation.

The whole idea behind a chemical peel is to create a controlled injury to the skin. This injury encourages the growth of new, healthier, and more youthful-looking skin. Your new skin will start to grow back within days. The amount of repeat chemical peels you need depends in part on the type of peel and solution used (light or medium).

Dr. Farshidi will assess your medical history and skin to determine the best chemical peel face treatments for patients in the Irvine area. Call (949) 531-7111 to schedule an appointment.


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